HP Labs to attend Open Cirrus™ Summit, January 28-29, 2010

Cloud computing research consortium to report findings, define goals and consider new projects

Open Cirrus


As cloud computing continues to garner attention as the next frontier in IT, several research initiatives are under way to design and test applications and services in this new computing model. One such initiative is Open Cirrus™, a cloud computing research consortium sponsored by HP, Intel and Yahoo!, in collaboration with several leading computer science research institutions. Open Cirrus™ will hold its first 2010 semiannual meeting on January 28-29 at the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, Ca.

Open Cirrus is the only cloud computing test bed that supports research spanning systems, applications, services, open-source development and data centers.

HP Labs Director and Senior Vice President Prith Banerjee, HP Fellow and Director of the Sustainable IT Ecosystem Lab Chandrakant Patel, Managing Director of Open Cirrus Dejan Milojicic and about 20 other HP Labs researchers will be attending Open Cirrus Summit. “We have come a long way since Open Cirrus's inception a year ago, both in terms of individual research progress and the testbed as a global research vehicle. I am looking forward to an exciting exchange of results,” said Rich Friedrich, Director of the Strategy and Innovation Office at HP Labs. “This month’s Open Cirrus Summit will feature presentations from many leading scientists whose research on cloud computing is paving the way for its widespread adoption.”

See the complete agenda for more details on speakers and topics at next week’s Open Cirrus™ Summit.

Mission of Open Cirrus™

The goals of Open Cirrus™ are to encourage research into all aspects of service and data center management. The consortium is built around a cloud computing test bed comprised of 10 data centers distributed around the globe, which account for more than 1,000 cores. Open Cirrus™ aims to foster a collaborative community through which members can share expertise, tools and resources, and best practices, as well as ways to benchmark and compare alternative approaches to large-scale data center service management.

Leading computer science research organizations bolster Open Cirrus™ efforts

Open Cirrus™ research partners include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), The Russian Academy of Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, MIMOS, The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Learn more about conducting research with Open Cirrus.™